What's Been Added

Download Colin's audiobook "The End of the Affair" at amazon
Listen to him discussing storytelling on YouTube

Preorder Colin Firth biography at amazon uk; to be published May 3rd

Colin's guest editorship of Radio 4's Today programme on Lagniappe

Finally remastered!
 Pride and Prejudice out on Blu-Ray DVD; order from from amazon US or amazon uk

Watch Colin play Guitar Hero at Sundance here

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Read the FameTracker© Audit here
Listen to Colin's interview on PBS' Fresh Air here  (requires Real Player) or read transcript here

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  • 5/3/22: Colin Firth stars in The Staircase on HBO Max 
  • 7/31/14: Laura Linney to play Max Perkin's wife Louise 
  • 4/25/14: Jude Law replaces Michael Fassbender as Thomas Wolfe; filming to commence Oct 15 in the UK and US
  • 04/09/14: Nicole Kidman joins cast as Thomas Wolfe's substantially older, married lover Aline Bernstein
  • 6/19/12: TWC in early talks with Michael Grandage to direct film based on a screenplay by Josh Logan of Scott Berg's book (THR)
  • 2/27/12: Harvey Weinstein mentions in an interview for Newsweek magazine that he is planning to make a film about Maxwell Perkins with Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender as Thomas Wolfe
  • Purchase Max Perkins bio at amazon (Kindle edition) or amazon uk ( UK Kindle edition)

  • 8/08: After a very successful preview at the San Diego ComicCon, the US release has been pushed back to Feb 14, 2015; expect other worldwide release dates to follow suit
  • Filming began in Sept, but Colin has been spotted today on location in London, along with the actor playing his nephew Taron Egerton 
  • 8/08: Numerous celebrities have been approached or agreed to do cameos in the film, including  David Beckham, Elton John, Adele and others
  • 8/01: Samuel L Jackson is confirmed as playing the villain, while Taron Egerton, an unknown, was signed to play the nephew, and Michael Caine the head of the spy organization
  • 4/20: Colin told Movie Nation that  his next film was being directed by Matthew Vaughn, based on a comic book by Mark Millar, in which a James Bond-like secret agent (Uncle Jack) trains his street punk nephew
  • Filming is set to begin in August 2013 and the lead (Uncle Jack) has been cast. Fox will distribute the film in November 14, 2014
  •  The hardcover first book of the series can be ordered from amazon uk and amazon

Magic in the Moonlight
  • 8/08: Opening film for the Cambridge Film Festival, single showing on 28 Aug; details here
  • 8/08: Closing film at the Chichester Film Festival; two showings on 31 August; details here
  • 3/02:Sony Pictures plans US release for August
  • 7/21: Cast attends Woody Allen's jazz band concert in Antibes
  • 7/13: First pic of Colin from shooting at the Nice Opera
  • 7/02: On French radio, Woody said "I shall start filming in a week time [July 7th] with Colin Firth and Emma Stone and other actors, most of them coming from England. It is a romantic comedy, which takes place in the 1920's a little bit everywhere in the South of France." He adds "I see this film as a romantic postcard and the story fits the Côte d'Azur very well. This fantastic setting is an integral part of my story". 
  • 7/02: New cast members announced: Eileen Atkins, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Jeremy Shamos and Erica Leerhsen
  • 4/30: Colin confirmed to star in 2013 untitled Woody Allen to be shot in the south of France this summer; Emma Stone has signed on as the female lead.
  • 8/08: Showing twice at the Cambridge Film Festival (author & director expected): 1 Sept at 9pm and 2 Sept at 1pm; tix on sale to the general public on 8/15; details here
  • To be released in the UK on Sept 5th
  • 4/15: Principal photography completed
  • 2/19: Filming activities have begun at Twickenham Studios
  • 2/07: Colin confirmed as playing the husband; Anne Marie Duff also in the cast. Filming to begin at end of February; buy book at amazon or Kindle download or amazon uk or UK KIndle
  • 10/31/12: Mark Strong joins the cast as the doctor
  • 5/15/12: Nicole Kidman announced to play the lead in the film adaptation of SJ Watson's debut novel.to be directed by Roland Joffe. Liza Marshall of Scott Free to produce

  • 3/10/14: Premieres on US DirecTV (Cinema) on Mar 27th; opens in the UK on June 13
  • 2/11/14: Opens in US theatres (and available on VOD) on May 9th
  • 10/7/13: Image Entertainment acquired US rights to the film 
  • 7/23/13: Announced as a Special Presentation at the Toronto Intl Film Festival (Sept 5-15)
  • 7/31/12: Principal photography completed; Colin wrapped on 7/27
  • After near daily press releases throughout June, announcing casting decisions, other members of the ensemble include Bruce Greenwood, Mireille Enos, Stephen Moyer, Alessandro Nivola, along with three unknowns for the WM3
  • 3/15/12: Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr., two of the West Memphis Three, have signed on as executive producers of the film
  • 2/01/12: Colin has joined Reese Witherspoon in The Devil’s Knot, an Atom Egoyan-directed drama, playing Ron Lax, the P.I. who worked pro bono to uncover new evidence that cast doubts on the verdict;  Witherspoon is playing Pam Hobbs, mother of one of the slain boys
  • The script was written by Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman, based on journalist Mara Leverittt's 2003 book; buy book at amazon.com or Kindle download or amazon uk or UK Kindle
  • Filming to begin in late summer

  • 3/01/14: Opens in the US on Apr 11, 2014 
  • 11/18/13: UK premiere set for Dec 4th at the Odeon West End 
  • 11/05/13: Film to play the Dubai Film Festival (Dec 6-14)
  • 9/11/13: US rights acquired by TWC; will be released in 2014
  • 8/08/13: Announced in competition at the San Sebastian Intl FF (Sept 20-28) 
  • 7/23/13:  Announced as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto Intl FF (Sept 5-15)
  • Colin completed work on the film in Queensland on June 18
  • 4/30: Filming began in Scotland
  • 3/02: Nicole Kidman has replaced Rachel Weisz, playing Patti Lomax: filming to begin in Scotland in April
  • 10/31: Jeremy Irvine cast to play the young Eric Lomax
  • 9/09: Colin signs on to play Eric Lomax in a movie adaptation of his memoirs to be directed by Jonathan Teplitzsky; filming to begin in Feb 2012 in the UK, Thailand and Queensland
  • Buy book on amazon (or Kindle edition) or at amazon uk (or UK Kindle edition)

Arthur Newman

  • 4/18: LA premiere at the Arclight; check for list of theatres here
  • 4/09: Production notes uploaded here
  • Preorder Reg 1 DVD from amazon; to be released on Aug 20
  • 3/28: Opens in select theatres in US on 4/26; great new trailer here and in HD on YouTube 
  • 11/9: Cinedigm purchases US rights; to be theatrically released in mid-2013, followed by on-demand, premium digital, DVD, and TV releases
  • 8/21: TIFF schedule out and Colin to attend; special presentation on Sept 10 at 2:30 pm, with another on the 11th & 14th
  • 10/22: Filming began last week; Anne Heche and Kristin Lehman added to cast
  • 8/03:  Filming set for mid-Oct to Mid-Nov in Wilmington, NC 
  • Will co-star Emily Blunt; Colin's character is named Arthur Newman, a former golf pro
  • Commercials director Dante Ariola makes his feature debut from a screenplay by Becky Johnston, who produces with Cross Creek Pictures' Brian Oliver and Alisa Tager
  • Story of two damaged souls fleeing their pasts who meet and break into empty homes to assume the identities of the absent owners. Over the course of their misadventures the pair fall in love.

  • 12/15: Reg 2 DVD released on Mar 4, 2013, order here from amazon uk
  • 9/21: UK trailer released; view YouTube or HD available on MSN
  • 8/04: US release postponed until first quarter 2013 
  • UK release date is Nov 21; with a premiere on Nov 14th
  • 6/25: Rodeo scene in Galisteo, NM on June 28
  • 5/15: Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman join cast ; first look pic in Production Stills gallery
  • 4/22: Table read took place; actors spotted at studio for fittings, etc.  Filming begins May 2
  • 3/23: Alan Rickman (Lord Lionel Shabandar) and Tom Courtney (Major Wingate) added to cast; filming begins in London in May and will move to New Mexico at a later date 
  • 3/09: CBS Films acquires for US distribution
  • 2/10: Alliance Films will distribute in Canada, the UK (Momentum Pictures) and Spain (Aurum)
  • 2/01: Cameron Diaz to co-star, playing PJ Puznowski
  • 11/19/10: New director Michael Hoffman announced
  • 1/21/05: Colin Firth attached to film, playing Harry Deane

To Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy page
  • 1/11: Reg 2 DVD released Jan 20th; order from amazon uk. The Reg 1 can be odered here
  • 9/19: Multimedia and Reviews pages updated 
  • 9/03: Official UK site live; third trailer released ;  soundtrack CD can be preordered from amazon uk ; production stills gallery updated; poster art gallery uploaded
  • 8/30: US release date moved back to Dec 9th 
  • 6/30: Teaser trailer released; view here in HD; screencap gallery
  • 11/10: Distribution deals done for Canada, Italy, Benelux countries, ScandInavia, Greece, Middle East, and Portugal 
  • 10/22: Colin confirmed (by firth.com) to play Bill Haydon; other cast updates /changes
  • 9/29: Filming started in Budapest
  • Buy book at amazon or amazon uk
  • 9/16: Stars in Shorts in select theatres in US & Canada on 9/28. Will also air on DirecTV channel 568 and AT&T's channel 1789; check local guides
  • 9/16: Watch new trailer for Stars in Shorts, which includes Steve, here
  • 1/15/: Available for purchase on iTunes here
  • 8/20: Screened at the Seattle Intl Film Festival on Sept 5th; details here
  • 5/31: Screened at the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto on June 3
  • 3/13: Competed at the Aspen Shortfest on Apr 9th; details here
  • 1/29: Screened at the Santa Barbara Film Fest on Feb 5 & 6
  • 9/11: Official selection of London Film Festival; screening on Oct 21 and 22; details here 
  • Official site launched
  • 6/21: Short film, written and directed by Rupert Friend, is in post-production
  • First Asst Director wrote it "shows an amazing and different role for Colin" 
  • 4/25: Colin mentions project while in Toronto accepting an eco award

  • 8/20/11: Colin provides commentary on DVD of "King George VI: The Man Behind the King's Speech"; order Reg 1 from amazon or the Reg 2 from amazon UK 
  • 3/30: Multimedia page updated 
  • 3/2: Reg 2 DVD released May 2; order from amazon UK here 
  • 2/27: Colin wins Best Actor; the film gets Best Film, Director and Original Screenplay 
  • 1/19: Order Reg 1 DVD (released Apr 19, 2011) from amazon here 
  • 11/19: Official website launched 
  • 11/08: Production stills gallery updated 
  • 11/07: Order companion book (not screenplay) of Logue's diaries from amazon uk 
  • 11/07: Soundtrack CD released Nov 22; preorder from amazon or amazon uk 
  • 11/01: Nominated for 8 British Independent Film Awards, including Best Actor and Best Film 
  • 10/22: Reviews page updated
  • 9/19: Wins People's Choice award at Toronto!
  • 3/25: Read what Colin's grandfather wrote about the death of George VI
  • 9/25: Principal photography started Nov 12
  • The Weinstein Company has international distribution rights for many countries
  • 2/28: Reg 2 DVD released Apr 24; preorder from amazon uk here
  • 11/06: London premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on Dec 9, 2009
  • 7/05: Principal photography began in London 
  • 7/05: David Tennant added to cast, as the villain Pomfrey; most of previous cast returning, including Colin
  • Targeted for release in the UK on 18 December 2009 
To Main Street webpage
  • 9/11: Review page uploaded; link to official US site added, with trailer and playdate info 
  • Reg 1 DVD and Blu-ray version to be released on Nov 15; can't be ordered as yet 
  • 8/15: On demand in the US or pretheatrical rental from amazon; details here.  Scheduled to play in Palm Desert on Sept 9 and Durham on Sept 30 
  • 11/11: Video of film's producer from Austin FF, following world premiere
  • 2/28: Film rights sold for Greece, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Middle East, Singapore, Latin America, Brazil and to the airlines 
  • 10/23: New synopsis and preliminary poster artwork added 
  • 6/07: Durham magazine interview added to Articles Archive below 
  • 5/18: Audio uploaded from Cannes on Multimedia page 
  • 5/6: Principal photography complete; 5/05 was final day for actors
  • 5/03: Update to on location gallery 
  • Filming began 4/06 in Durham, NC 
To A Single Man page
  • 4/18: Reg 1 released on July 6th; order now from amazon 
  • 3/20: Reg 2 DVD released 6 June 2010; order from amazon uk
  • 3/02: Read about Colin's experience on Oprah, plus watch a backstage video
  • 2/21: Colin wins Best Actor from Bafta! 
  • 2/03: Multimedia page updated
  • 12/04: New production stills added to gallery 
  • 11/12: US official site is up; order movie tie-in book with killer cover! 
  • 10/8: Opened in NY, LA and SF on Dec 11, 2009
  • 10/7: Released in the UK on Feb 12, 2010 and Switzerland on Feb 18, 2010 
  • 9/18: Reviews page updated 
  • 9/12: Colin wins Best Actor at Venice!!!  Film won Queer Lion award
  • Principal photography Nov 3 - Dec 7, 2008
  • Buy book at amazon or amazon.co.uk

To Dorian Gray page
  • 5/30: Reg 1 to be released on Aug 24, 2010; can be preordered from amazon 
  • 10/30: Order Reg 2 DVD for Jan 18, 2010, release from amazon.uk 
  • 10/2: Opened in Italy on 27 November 2009
  • 9/12: Reviews page updated 
  • 8/29: New movie tie-in editions of the Wilde novel available at amazon us or amazon uk 
  • 8/07: World premiere gala screening at the Toronto FF on Sept 11
  • 7/24: UK release Sept 9th; watch UK trailer at MSN Video or YouTube
  • 8/01: Press release announcing Colin playing Lord Henry Wotton, as posted here last week 
  • Principal photography began July 28
  • Ben Barnes plays the title character Dorian Gray (THR, May 18, 2008)
  • 7/23: Oliver Parker is directing a script by Toby Finlay; produced by Barnaby Thompson
  • Distribution deals done for the UK (Momentum Pictures), Spain (Aurum), Italy (Eagle), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Canada (Alliance), Greece (Odeon Films), Poland (Best Film), Germany et al. (Concorde Pictures), and Australia and New Zealand (Village Roadshow)

A Christmas Carol
  • Preorder Reg 1 DVD from amazon for release on Nov 16th in the US; the Reg 2 is scheduled for release on Nov 6 in the UK 
  • 10/11: Movie tie-in books available at amazon and amazon uk, plus "making of book" can be ordered from amazon uk 
  • 9/13: London to host world premiere on Nov 3rd; details here 
  • 4/21: Colin attended unveiling at Cannes on May 18th 
  • 12/17: Released in the US on Nov 6, 2009 and UK on Nov 13, 2009
  • 5/22: Playing Fred, Scrooge's nephew; his filming was likely completed in March 
  • 12/02/07: Colin's name first mentioned by director Robert Zemeckis on a podcast as appearing in this motion-capture version, starring Jim Carrey

Easy Virtue
  • 9/18: Reg 1 DVD available to purchase from amazon
  • Opened in limited release in the US/Canada on May 22, 2009 
  • 11/22: the Region 2 DVD released on Mar 16, 2009; order from amazon uk 
  • 10/31: Soundtrack CD can be preordered from amazon UK or amazon uk
  • Filming began the week of Jan 14th in London
  • Colin and Kristin Scott Thomas to play parents of Ben Barnes (prince in "Stardust"), who marries Jessica Biel's character
  • Buy Noel Coward play here from amazon  US or amazon UK
To Genova page
  • 3/16/11: Renamed as "Summer in Genoa," Region 1 DVD released Apr 12, 2011; order here 
  • 5/30: Region 2 DVD released on July 13, 2009; order from amazon uk here 
  • 4/26: Wonderful homemade video of Colin's interview at the Dublin FF here 
  • 3/29:  Review page updated
  • 3/25: Opened 27 March in the UK/Ireland
  • 1/26: Colin attended the Feb 20 Dublin Intl Film Festival screening
  • 8/25: Per Screendaily, THINKfilm has acquired the North American rights 
  • 8/01: Screened at the Toronto Film Festival 
  • 7/30: Opens 18 December in Australia 
  • 7/24: New production still added to gallery 
  • 7/24: Competed at the San Sebastian FF (Sept 18-27) 
To Mamma Mia! page
To St Trinian's page
  • 2/28: Order Reg 1 from amazon here 
  • 10/09: Review page updated 
  • 9/25: US release changed to Oct 9, only in NY/Boston areas 
  • The Region 2 DVD was released 14 April 2008 and can be ordered here
  • 12/21: Multimedia links and print interviews updated 
  • 12/01: Order film tie-in book and order soundtrack (available Dec 10) from amazon uk 
  • 6/27: On general release in the UK on Dec 21, 2007 
  • 6/21: New photos in On Location Gallery, plus shots from another scene
  • Film shot Mar 26 - May 24, 2007, at Ealing Studios, an Oxfordshire school, and other locations

  • 9/24: Reg 1 DVD released on Nov 10th; order from amazon 
  • 8/22/08: Reg 2 DVD released in March 2009; order from amazon uk 
  • 3/02/08: Howlingly bad Reviews in; British and Irish critics at their snarky best! 
  • 12/04/07: Poster and new synopsis added to webpage, plus trailer on Multimedia page 
  • 9/06/07: Watch an extended video clip from the film here 
  • 12/13/06: Article and pics from wedding scene up here 
  • 11/12/06: Press release issued
  • Filming began Nov 13, 2006, in New York
To the Then She Found Me page
  • 2/13: Reg 2 DVD released Feb 23, 2009; order from amazon uk  
  • 7/22: Closing film at the Deauvlle American FF on Sept 14th 
  • 6/22: Reg 1 DVD released on Sept 2, 2008; order here 
  • 5/04: Two video interviews added to Multimedia page 
  • 5/02: Review page updated; official website launched, with new link to platformed check release dates by state
  • 4/02: Opened Apr 25 in NY/LA
  • Wins Audience Favorite award at the Palm Springs Film Festival
  • 12/16: Screencaps from the Russian DVD release at the Russian Colin group's board
  • 8/01: Several new production stills in gallery 
  • 11/1 update to on-location gallery here
  • 9/30: Colin's last day filming in NY
  • Based on book by Elinor Lipman; available from amazon us and amazon uk
To Father page
  • 8/26: Reg 1 DVD to be released on Nov 4, 2008; order from amazon here 
  • 6/27: Long interview with the Washington Post linked on Multimedia page 
  • 4/15: Opened June 6 in NY/LA; rolling out gradually across country; official US site has opened 
  • 11/20: Region 2 DVD released 4 Feb 2008; may be ordered here 
  • 10/7: Review page updated 
  • 10/3: UK official site launched 
  •  Transcript of Parkinson interview; preview pics here
  • 9/24: Some exclusive pics from the premiere here
  • 8/30: Production notes added here 
  • 8/10: US title no longer starts with 'And' 
  • 6/25: World premiere 12 July 2007 at the Galway Film Festival
  • 6/02: Production stills gallery updated 
  • Principal photography took place Oct 5 - Nov 18, 2006 
  • Buy book here: amazon us or amazon uk (movie tie-in edition)
To Born Equal page
  • 7/04: update of Reviews page 
  • 6/30: Screened at the Karlovy Vary Intl FF in the Czech Republic on Jul 2
  • 12/17 update: Multimedia page
  • 12/08: Publicity articles in archive (below) and short ones on webpage 
  • 12/08: Official site opened 
  • 11/28: Broadcast December 17 on BBC One 
  • Production notes added here 
  • 5/31: Television project officially announced with a five-week shooting schedule
To the Celebration page
  • 3/01: Article excerpt added about Pinter, mentioning the play and Colin 
  • 3/01: More production stills added to gallery 
  • 2/20: Radio Times article added to site page; created Review page 
  • 2/20: Screencap gallery created from television ad and video clip 
  • 2/02: Aired Feb 26, 2007, at 9:00pm on TV channel More4 in the UK; check listings for replays
  • Buy play here: amazon us or amazon uk
To SNL page
  • 4/04: Added transcript for The Sopranos promo sketch.
  • 3/12: Screen captures from all sketches and program up in galleries.
  • Transcripts for the monologue and all sketches are now complete and available.
  • (update 2/4/06)  Colin participated in another English PEN event at the Italian Cultural Institute on April 24, 2003, at which a panel discussed Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's The Leopard and Colin read several selections. 
To Speaking with the Angel page
  • 6/12: Hornby and Channel Four to make stories into films  here 
  • According to the publisher, the audiotape is NOT read by the authors
  • Read Nick Hornby's intro, bios of the contributing authors, and a sampling of stories at the publisher's site  here 
  • Evening Standard review of Speaking with the Angel  here
  • Purchase at amazon UK or amazon UK

Misc. Galleries
  • 1/8: The English Patient photoshoot by Helmut Newton here 
  • New larger pics for "At Chiswick Park" by Jonathan Worth here 
  • "A cold day on the Thames" by Jamie Kingham here
DVD/Video News
  • Need information on acquiring rare Firth performance? Check this out 
  • 5/7/12: Download The End of the Affair audiobook at amazon 
  • 11/09/11: The Secret Laughter of Women released on Region 2; order from amazon uk  
  • PD James has written Murder at Pemberley; order from  amazon UK and  US amazon 
  • 7/7/11: The Deep Blue Sea released on Region 2 (in theTerence Rattigan Collection); order from amazon uk 
  • 10/31/10: Looks like there may be another, real release of Camille on DVD! Order here 
  • 1/30: Reg 1 Lost in Austen DVD can be preordered at  amazon for release on Apr 14, 2009, while the Reg 2 is already available from amazon uk 
  • 5/22: The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd (Reg 1) released on DVD (Reg 1) on Aug 19, 2008; order from amazon here 
  • Another Country (Reg 2) now available at amazon uk; order here 
  • Tumbledown released on Reg 2 DVD in the UK on Mar 26th; order here 
  • Master of the Moor released on Feb 20, 2007, in a Ruth Rendell set; order here 
  • Rerelease of Apartment Zero on Reg 1 DVD Feb 20, 2007; full theatrical version (5 min longer) and with commentary. Order here 
  • Order the Pride and Prejudice 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Collectors Set at amazon US or amazon uk 
To Rumors webpage
  • 6/19/14: Paddington Bear moved to the Graveyard
  • 5/18/14: Update to The Happy Prince; My Fair Lady moved to graveyard
  • 3/20/14: A Long Way Home added
  • 03/03/14: Best Exotic Marigold Hotel moved to Graveyard 
  • 11/21: Three to Kill added 
  • 11/09: A number of rumored projects have been moved to the Graveyard page; the Sea Widow added
  • 10/06: Bridget Jones 3 book update 
  • 8/14/12: Freedom at Midnight, Lie Down in Darkness, Genius, The Happy Prince, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, and Skinny and Cat added 
  • 10/05/11: Gary Oldman remake added 
  • 9/15/10: The Man With the Kaleidoscope Eyes added 
  • 2/1710: The Promised Land - error 
To Articles and Interview Index page
  • Being Colin Firth, being George V, Now Toronto (9/10/10) here 
  • The film's the thing for CF to catch the essence of a king, National Post (9/09/10) here 

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